September 23, 2005 Subject:
Halcyon: The Worst Console Ever
This episode points out the upcoming laser-based revolution in data storage. Some predictions are a bit dated (the data Laserdisc never did quite make it), but others are dead-on. The funniest bit of the show is when Dragon's Lair creator Rick Dyer comes on to demo the "Halcyon," a game console based on a laserdisc and a speech-recognition unit. Unintentional hilarity ensues as the speech system can't tell the difference between "one" and "two" and tells the show's host that he isn't speaking clearly. Listen in the background as "Hal" keeps going "HUH?" or "WHAT?" as Stewart keeps talking. Hilarious!